Cost of shipping a container to Brazil

How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Container To Brazil?

Brazil Container Shipping Cost
Brazil Container Shipping Cost

Shipping a container to another country can be quite a hassle. You face different sets of laws and customs regulations. Three Men And A Truck will be there to ensure your container gets to Brazil without a hitch. We will provide you the right size of container that will fit all the items. Because of our experience in international shipping we are uniquely qualified to advise you on the duties you may expect on arrival in Brazil.

Factors that affect the cost of shipping

When Three Men And A Truck sends you the quote that indicates the cost of shipping to Brazil, you may ask yourself what factors led to that amount. Shipping costs depend on five major factors: the transport type, distance, the time of the year, the weight and volume of the items, and the destination port.

While most of these factors are self-explanatory, you may be wondering what the time of the year has to do with costs. August, September, January, and February mark the high season for international shipping. If you can, make sure to schedule your shipping date outside of these months.

Each port has service and custom fees that will affect the cost of shipping your container. The professionals at Three Men And A Truck will guide you on the most convenient destination port that will minimize your costs without inconveniencing you.

Other additional factors that may affect the shipping cost include:

  • Insurance: There are risks associated with shipping a container overseas, and insurance makes sure you will be compensated if anything happens.
  • Custom fees: Once your container is in Brazil, it will be subjected to terminal handling charges and port service fees.
  • Inspections: While only a small percentage of containers are physically inspected, yours may be chosen for inspection. In such a case, the charges incurred will be added to your cost.
  • General Rate Increase (GRI): These rates fluctuate based on operational costs. Take note of the rates when choosing your shipping date. 
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Average Container Shipping Rates Estimates

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

FCL shipping is best for transporting lots of boxes, pallets and anything which will require a full container shipping to Brazil of up to 45,000lbs.

Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping Rates

20 ft Container$790
40 ft Container$850

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL shipping is more affordable way to transport less than container load shipments to Brazil.

Less Than Container (LCL) Shipping Rates

LCL$19/CBM
Personal Effects$240
Household Goods$280
International House Moving Costs

International house moving to Brazil services – quick, easy and cheap.

International House Moving Costs

Partial House (2000Lbs & Less)$180
1 Bedroom (3850 Lbs)$1550
2 Bedroom (4500 Lbs)$1850
3+ Bedroom (8750 Lbs)$2400

Container Car Shipping

International auto transport services to Brazil via RoRo and container ships. Ship cars, trucks, suvs, atv’s, boats, RV’s, heavy equipment and more.

Container Car Shipping

Sedan (Container)$1550
SUV (Container)$1750
Sedan via RORO$850
SUV via RORO$910

Which size of shipping container works best for me?

When you decide to select a shipping container, you can go with a 20ft or a 40ft container. If you are shipping the contents of a three-bedroom house or something smaller, the 20 ft container will meet your needs. The 4ft container works for anything above that, starting from a four-bedroom home.

You might be wondering if you will have to pay for the whole container even when your items leave plenty of room.

In international shipping, we have two terms relevant to this question. The first one is Full Container Load (FCL), and the second is Less Than Container Load (LCL). When you select the LCL option, you will split the cost of a container with other customers that will use it. Say you are moving the items from your one-bedroom house. The LCL option will be perfect for you since the items will leave plenty of room in the 20ft container. If you have enough items to fit a container of either size, FCL is your best bet.

Understanding the different types of freight transportation

There are four types of freight transportation, namely air, sea, truck, and train. Shipping a container to Brazil will require crossing an ocean, so truck or train freight transportation is out of the question. You will need to choose between air and sea freight transportation.

If you want to keep your container transport costs low, sea freight is the ideal choice. You get the extra advantage of minimizing your contribution to carbon emissions since ships are the most environment-friendly mode of transport.

If your decision is based on speed, air freight is for you. It will take 1-3 days to get your container to Brazil using a cargo plane, while a ship will take 2-8 weeks.

What’s next?

Now that you have some insight into how the cost of shipping a container to Brazil is calculated, take the next step and request a quote. Fill out the details on the form on Three Men And A Truck website to get your free quote. Alternatively, call the toll-free number (888) 908-6496, and the customer service representative will generate an instant quote for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Shipping Containers Waterproof and Properly Ventilated?

No, shipping containers are not waterproof. However, they are water-resistant. They can withstand the effects of harsh weather conditions.

Watertight containers are composed of materials that do not allow water to pass through. Watertight containers can also be used to carry liquids by locking water inside. A waterproof container, on the other hand, is one that has been coated with a material that makes it water-resistant. If rain falls on the outside of a waterproof container, for example, there will be no harm. If rain leaks into a waterproof container, however, the contents will be affected.

Vents are installed in the long sides of shipping containers, towards the top of the container wall, to allow for ventilation and decrease the risk of condensation. A shipping container’s vents are approximately 1 inch (2.5cm) square and covered with mesh to keep pests and insects out. A 20-foot container has 2-10 vents, whereas a 40-foot container has 4-12 vents.

What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder, a Broker, and an NVOCC?

A freight forwarder is a business that organizes commercial transportation for other companies’ shipments. Depending on the trade and transportation conditions agreed upon, such as the Incoterms from the International Chamber of Commerce, the freight forwarder typically bears responsibility for shipments until they arrive at their destination.

Customs brokerage services because they make it easier to move and deliver products across borders. They are responsible for understanding all of these laws and regulations and ensuring that they are obeyed to make exporting products as simple as possible for the person or organization.

Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier is an acronym that stands for “non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier.” The sales, stuffing, and transit of containers to gateway ports are all part of the NVOCC business. The employees of NVOCC handle the bill of lading issuing and overseas distribution. They make arrangements with shipping companies to ensure that a specific number of units are shipped each year. In exchange, the shipping line provides the NVOCC discounted prices. As a result, NVOCC became the leading trade maker for container shipments.

Do I Need to Be Present When My Container Is Delivered?

You don’t have to be present. You could ask someone to receive or sign the papers for delivering the container. However, we recommend that you be there when the container arrives so that it may be placed in a convenient position for you. If you are unable to be there, the shipping crew will put your container in the most convenient area and will follow your instructions/requests.

What’s the Difference between Shipping Taxes and Shipping Duties?

A shipping tax is imposed by a country’s customs officials on imports and select exports. Its two objectives are to collect funds for the local government and to give locally made or produced items a price advantage over imports.

Meanwhile, import duty is a tax levied by the government on goods imported from other nations. This increase in the price of the items is intended to make them less “appealing” to purchasers, pushing them to favor the local market.

My Container Is Being Delivered to My Home. How Much Space Is Required?

The cargo of your container determines the amount of space required for unpacking.

A 20-foot container has 25-28cbm. of usable space. This space can hold ten or eleven regular pallets. The space you need to lay ten pallets is the same area you need for unpacking the 20ft container.

What Types of Goods Am I NOT Allowed to Ship to Brazil?

The items on this list are prohibited from being sent to Brazil under Brazilian law. If you’re shipping one of the goods below to this country, be sure to follow the shipping guidelines to avoid delays and holds at customs.

● Alcoholic beverages
● Animal products
● Animal skins
● Antique
● Artwork (fine)
● Beef derived from cattle administered growth stimulants
● Books: hardback/paperback non-comm
● Cash
● Checks
● Chemicals, Haz and Non-Hazardous
● Color prints for the theatrical and television market
● Computer software
● Dangerous Goods as defined by IATA (Intl. Air Transport Association)
● Diplomatic mail
● Drugs, Prescription and Non-Prescription
● Foodstuffs
● Fresh poultry meat and poultry products coming from the U.S.
● Grain samples
● Jewelry, costume
● Labels
● Log and timber products from Liberia (wood chips, poles, post, fence pickets, sheets, flooring, molding, pallet, tool handles, barrels, crates, tableware/kitchenware, shutters, blinds, cases/boxes/chests for jewelry and silverware, clothes hangers, clothespins, toothpicks, etc.)
● Medical/dental supplies & equipment
● Military equipment
● Money orders
● Perishables
● Personal effects
● Plants and Plant Products
● Pleasure boats valued above US$3,500
● Poisons over 2 grams
● Porcelains
● Precious stones
● Seeds
● Ship spares
● Soil
● Stamps (collectible)
● Televisions, television equipment
● Tobacco
● Traveler’s checks

How Long Does It Take for Cargo to Clear Customs in Brazil?

The process of customs clearance can take between 1 and 15 days, depending on the defined channel.


Shipping Containers Worldwide – Popular Routes

Three Men And A Truck can help you ship a container from anywhere in the world to Brazil:

Afghanistan to Brazil
Albania to Brazil
Algeria to Brazil
Andorra to Brazil
Angola to Brazil
Antigua to Brazil
Argentina to Brazil
Armenia to Brazil
Australia to Brazil
Austria to Brazil
Azerbaijan to Brazil
Bahamas to Brazil
Bahrain to Brazil
Bangladesh to Brazil
Barbados to Brazil
Belarus to Brazil
Belgium to Brazil
Belize to Brazil
Benin to Brazil
Bhutan to Brazil
Bolivia to Brazil
Bosnia Herzegovina to Brazil
Botswana to Brazil
Brunei to Brazil
Bulgaria to Brazil
Burkina to Brazil
Burundi to Brazil
Cambodia to Brazil
Cameroon to Brazil
Canada to Brazil
Cape Verde to Brazil
Central African Rep to Brazil
Chad to Brazil
Chile to Brazil
China to Brazil
Colombia to Brazil
Comoros to Brazil
Congo to Brazil
Congo {Democratic Rep} to Brazil
Costa Rica to Brazil
Croatia to Brazil
Cuba to Brazil
Cyprus to Brazil
Czech Republic to Brazil
Denmark to Brazil
Djibouti to Brazil
Dominica to Brazil
Dominican Republic to Brazil
East Timor to Brazil
Ecuador to Brazil
Egypt to Brazil
El Salvador to Brazil
Equatorial Guinea to Brazil
Eritrea to Brazil
Estonia to Brazil
Ethiopia to Brazil
Fiji to Brazil
Finland to Brazil
France to Brazil
Gabon to Brazil
Gambia to Brazil
Georgia to Brazil
Germany to Brazil
Ghana to Brazil
Greece to Brazil
Grenada to Brazil

Guatemala to Brazil
Guinea to Brazil
Guinea-Bissau to Brazil
Guyana to Brazil
Haiti to Brazil
Honduras to Brazil
Hungary to Brazil
Iceland to Brazil
India to Brazil
Indonesia to Brazil
Iran to Brazil
Iraq to Brazil
Ireland to Brazil
Israel to Brazil
Italy to Brazil
Ivory Coast to Brazil
Jamaica to Brazil
Japan to Brazil
Jordan to Brazil
Kazakhstan to Brazil
Kenya to Brazil
Kiribati to Brazil
Korea North to Brazil
Korea South to Brazil
Kosovo to Brazil
Kuwait to Brazil
Kyrgyzstan to Brazil
Laos to Brazil
Latvia to Brazil
Lebanon to Brazil
Lesotho to Brazil
Liberia to Brazil
Libya to Brazil
Liechtenstein to Brazil
Lithuania to Brazil
Luxembourg to Brazil
Macedonia to Brazil
Madagascar to Brazil
Malawi to Brazil
Malaysia to Brazil
Maldives to Brazil
Mali to Brazil
Malta to Brazil
Marshall Islands to Brazil
Mauritania to Brazil
Mauritius to Brazil
Mexico to Brazil
Micronesia to Brazil
Moldova to Brazil
Monaco to Brazil
Mongolia to Brazil
Montenegro to Brazil
Morocco to Brazil
Mozambique to Brazil
Myanmar, {Burma} to Brazil
Namibia to Brazil
Nauru to Brazil
Nepal to Brazil
Netherlands to Brazil
New Zealand to Brazil
Nicaragua to Brazil
Niger to Brazil
Nigeria to Brazil
Norway to Brazil
Oman to Brazil
Pakistan to Brazil

Palau to Brazil
Palestine to Brazil
Panama to Brazil
Papua New Guinea to Brazil
Paraguay to Brazil
Peru to Brazil
Philippines to Brazil
Poland to Brazil
Portugal to Brazil
Qatar to Brazil
Romania to Brazil
Russian Federation to Brazil
Rwanda to Brazil
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Brazil
Samoa to Brazil
San Marino to Brazil
Sao Tome & Principe to Brazil
Saudi Arabia to Brazil
Senegal to Brazil
Serbia to Brazil
Seychelles to Brazil
Sierra Leone to Brazil
Singapore to Brazil
Slovakia to Brazil
Slovenia to Brazil
Solomon Islands to Brazil
Somalia to Brazil
South Africa to Brazil
South Sudan to Brazil
Spain to Brazil
Sri Lanka to Brazil
St Kitts & Nevis to Brazil
St Lucia to Brazil
Sudan to Brazil
Suriname to Brazil
Swaziland to Brazil
Sweden to Brazil
Switzerland, {Eswatini} to Brazil
Syria to Brazil
Taiwan to Brazil
Tajikistan to Brazil
Tanzania to Brazil
Thailand to Brazil
Timor-Leste to Brazil
Togo to Brazil
Tonga to Brazil
Trinidad & Tobago to Brazil
Tunisia to Brazil
Turkey to Brazil
Turkmenistan to Brazil
Tuvalu to Brazil
Uganda to Brazil
Ukraine to Brazil
United Arab Emirates to Brazil
United Kingdom to Brazil
United States to Brazil
Uruguay to Brazil
Uzbekistan to Brazil
Vanuatu to Brazil
Vatican City to Brazil
Venezuela to Brazil
Vietnam to Brazil
Yemen to Brazil
Zambia to Brazil
Zimbabwe to Brazil

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at Chris@threemenandatruck.net

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